Ryan Shaw

Ryan Shaw
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, with tenure
Third Year Mentor - Epidemiology and Public Health Study Program (EPH)
Campus mail: 307 Trent Dr., 1055 Clipp, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-9434

Prof. Shaw  is faculty at the Duke University Schools of Nursing and Medicine. His research focuses on how patient generated health data from wearable devices, mobile phones and other emerging technologies can be used to manage and improve health outcomes in patients with chronic illnesses. With these tools he engineers models of care delivery that capitalize on the growing digital health infrastructure of health systems and society.

His work is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), among others. He teaches classes in health informatics and mentors students to become the next generation of health scientists and clinicians. 

Education and Training

  • Duke University School of Nursing, Ph.D. 2012


Mobile health devices: will patients actually use them?

Although mobile health (mHealth) devices offer a unique opportunity to capture patient health data remotely, it is unclear whether patients will consistently use multiple devices simultaneously and/or if chronic disease affects adherence.

Patient portals: Survey of nursing informaticists

As the US moves toward a more patient centered health care system, an integrated Electronic Health Record with a Patient Portal is one way that providers and patients can more actively collaborate in the health care process.